Facts… just for fun

• Yul Brynner played the King in The King and I over 4500 times.

There are 16 songs in Legally Blonde and the lead character Elle sings 14 of them.

• There are 44 professional theaters on Broadway. To be classed as “broadway” the venue must have 500+ seats. Only 4 theaters have entrances actually on Broadway.

• When Carousel previewed in 1945, the draft version had an 80 minute ballet sequence and the second act finished at about 1.30 in the morning. Revisions were made!

• The first musical to use body microphones was Funny Girl in 1964.

• There is a School Edition of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd! None of the murder scenes occur onstage.

• The tallest set ever on stage at GPAC was Footlight’s ‘Les Misérables’ in 2013.